Valletta Things to Do

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  • 1. Walls, gateways & gardens

    Whilst wandering around central Valletta, actually looking for the Palace Stae Rooms (see seperate tip), I came upon this delightful little courtyard and learned a bit about it's quite interesting...

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  • 2. Grand Master's Palace

    In the New Testament Jesus said that "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God", and yet the leader of the pious Knights of Malta...

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  • 3. Streets and squares

    I hav mentioned elsewhere on my Valletta page that the city was named for Fra' Jean Parisot de Valette, the 49th Grand Master of the Order of Malta, from 1557 to 1568. The Knights Hospitaller were a...

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  • 4. Co-Cathedral

    I am generally loath to suggest that a particular thing to do is a "must see" as that is such a subjective concept and people all have their own ideas about what interests them. I would, however,...

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  • 5. Grand Harbour

    In 1531 Grand Master l’Isle Adam set up two stone gallows on Gallow's Point in order to hang two Turks and 10 slaves who planned a revolt while the Grandmaster and the knights were expected to be in...

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  • 6. Churches

    After the besieging Turks were chased off the peninsula, the Knights of St. John hurried to consecrate the first stone of their new capital: Valletta. The ceremony for the laying of this stone was...

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  • 7. Auberges of the Knights

    The Knights of Malta built seven auberges, or homes, for each of their nationalities. The Auberge de Castlille was built for the Knights of Porgtugal, Leon and, of course, Castille. Each house had its...

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  • 8. Fort St Elmo

    Before Valletta there was the star fort of St. Elmo. It formed part of a dual defence of the Grand Harbour with its twin across the waters, the Fort St. Angelo. The Ottoman Turks captured the fort...

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  • 9. National Museum of Archaeology

    This museum is quite small but houses some of Malta's greatest archaeological treasures, including the Sleeping Lady. Many of these are here for preservation, taken from the original sites where they...

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  • 10. Malta Experience

    What a fantastic experience. We were firstly treated to a audiovisual of Malta's history and the role that the knights played before we were taken to the infirmatry on a conducted tour. I would...

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  • 11. Bus terminus

    Valletta's bus station is certainlythe hub for bus transport on Malta. Although called Valletta's bus station, the bus station is located just outside of the City Gate and so is actually located in...

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  • 12. Markets & shopping

    We went to Valletta on Sunday specifically to see the market but I wouldn't bother again. I've never seen a bigger load of worthless junk for sale anywhere, and on Sunday the things that you'd REALLY...

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  • 13. National Museum of Fine Arts

    MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS This museum used to be the palace of a French knight in the 16th century and was later on the official residence of the Admiral Commander-in-Cheif of the British Mediterranean...

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  • 14. The Barrakka Lift

    Malta is tough going at times with its forty degree inclines straining your hardening calves. But there is now at least some relief. In 2012 a new elevator was...

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  • 15. O touch of the UK in Valletta.

    Apologies for the lateness in adding this tip, I really did think I had completed my Malta pages but a recent check through reveals that this was not the case,...

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  • 16. Valletta Living History

    This 35 minute audiovisual show is the perfect introduction to the History, Culture and Lifestyle of Malta and the Maltese.The show include reenactment, action...

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  • 17. I didn't see the show.

    Being a military history fan, one of the things I had wanted to do on Malta was to visit the Saluting Battery in Valletta, the firing of which is the modern...

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  • 18. A fascinating Museum.

    First of all, let me clear up a little confusion here. There are several "experiences" in Valletta which mention the Second World War in their publicity but...

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  • 19. One for the military buffs.

    I have mentioned in other tips on this page that I had bought a combined Heritage Malta ticket allowing access to various attractions around Valletta and I do...

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  • 20. In need of attention.

    I have mentioned in other tips on this page that I had bought a combined Heritage Malta ticket allowing access to various attractions around Valletta and I do...

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  • 21. Come write me down.

    I have mentioned in other tips on this page the great Maltese love for statuary. Indeed, you can hardly walk round a corner without bumping into another one. I...

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  • 22. The building is the star here.

    I have mentioned elsewhere on my Malta pages that there are many, many "experiences" (audio / visual type attractions) and Museums on the island and this is...

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  • 23. A very national monument.

    I write this tip on the island of Malta, which I have been reliably informed has historically been invaded 51 times. Everyone has basically walked in here and...

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  • 24. I learn something every day.

    I have mentoned many times on my VT pages that I learn something new every day, and this is undoubtedly true reflecting a maxim of my late maternal Grandmother...

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  • 25. Memory of a very hard time.

    I have mentioned elsewhere about the Maltese love for statuary and monuments and the longer I stay here (I am writing this tip whilst still on the island) the...

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